Michael J. Cadigan, Chair

Chief Quality Officer, GlobalFoundries

Michael Cadigan.

Michael J. Cadigan, BS ’79, is Chief Quality Officer at GlobalFoundries since August 2022.

As Chief Quality Officer at GlobalFoundries, his team is responsible for assuring all aspects of a quality management system, inclusive of product / manufacturing / and process quality. GlobalFoundries has a long-standing reputation of manufacturing excellence that the Quality Organization helps to enable and measure.  Prior to this recent appointment, Cadigan was responsible for customer design enablement, running the world-wide Sales Organization and running the Product Management Organization at GlobalFoundries.

Cadigan joined GlobalFoundries in 2015 when the company acquired the IBM Microelectronics division where he was General Manager of IBM Microelectronics. As General Manager, he oversaw all aspects of the business including the P&L, semiconductor and packaging process development activity, Joint Development Alliance, semiconductor and packaging manufacturing, product organization/sales and marketing and customer fulfillment. 

Cadigan held a variety of leadership positions at IBM, including: Brand General Manager, OEM Microelectronics Systems and Technology Group, responsible for overseeing IBM’s original equipment manufacturer (OEM) microelectronics business, and Vice President of Manufacturing and Logistics, Integrated Supply Chain, where he led IBM’s internal manufacturing and fulfillment operations and had extended responsibility for outsourced manufacturing activity worldwide. Additionally, his organization provided logistics support worldwide for all IBM units.

Cadigan spent the majority of his career in the IBM Technology Group, holding a number of executive positions including General Manager of the Interconnect Business Unit, and multiple IBM site location executive positions in manufacturing facilities in Texas, North Carolina and New York. The majority of these assignments were in product management, manufacturing and supply chain operations. 

Cadigan holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Buffalo.

Cadigan joined the Dean's Advisory Council in 1999.